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Road Is Dead

Road Cycling, Cyclocross, Track or Velodrome Cycling, Bicycle technology, Cycling industry, Racing, Gravel. Discussion and interviews. Like hanging out in a bike shop. Guests from local to national level. The view as we see it from the midwest and more specifically the Chicago area.
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Dec 1, 2017

Debbie Dust hops on the phone to discuss the landscape of Domestic Pro Cycling and how it's changed. We discuss a bit of what it means to be a pro and/or at what level is sponsorship seeking and crowdfunding really just having friends pay for your hobby?

Note after the podcast from Debbie: "One other thing about being a "pro" that I didn't mention but is certainly something to include: a pro doesn't take to social media to complain and whine about "sketchy" riding that causes wrecks. A pro knows where to be in the group so they don't get sucked into the "sketchiness." If you don't know "how" to race, yeah, you're going to wreck. Go learn how to race. I was wrecked relatively infrequently in all my years of racing and have very few scars and injuries tied to those years. Even when I wasn't the strongest rider, I still know how to race and ride intelligently. I also never called anyone out unless they were being lazy cuz that's not racing. It's just being an a-hole."

Cast:

Debbie Dust

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Oct 19, 2017

Cast

Val Brostrom

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Oct 6, 2017

Cast

Kelli Richter

Barron Gira

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Sep 21, 2017

Alex Edwards walks into a bike shop with a 6 pack of beer. What ensues is a bit of a sleep deprived fueled spouting of thoughts regarding many things. 

Cast:

Robert Curtis

Alex Edwards

Anthony Mikos

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Aug 21, 2017

Good stuff and a bit of a filler until we can talk Bro Deal in the upcoming episodes. We cover the changes to the cross schedule here locally - talk about Ryan Trebon's work and then cover the purchase of Rapha by a private equity firm that has some stretched ties to descendants of the Walmart founding Walton family. Delicious jokes ensue.

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos - The muddy Redbeard of Bicycles

Barron Gira - Everyone's Prince Charming - will he ever reveal his dark side?

Leah Sanda - 5 seconds of Leah at the end. She was busy practicing her Tawny Kitaen routine for her 35th high school reunion

Rob Curtis - Acting like he didn't have any coffee that morning. 

Aug 4, 2017

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We take a look at the current state of tubeless technology as it pertains to Cyclocross racing specifically. In preparation for the episode we discussed the issue with a lot of pros who have had documented success running tubeless in racing scenarios. 

Cast:

Leah Sanda

Anthony Mikos

Gary Dicicco

Robert Curtis

Mar 16, 2017

Part 2 of 3. Great stuff. Stories of the old days.

 

Cast:

Wayne Simon

Kevin Moncrieff

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Feb 28, 2017

There's name dropping galore in here - Lance, Julich, Hincapie, among many many others. Multi-time bad ass and Enzo's creator and owner Wayne Simon stopped by to kill some time. A little into the discussion Kevin Moncrieff dropped in. Turns out the two have a lot in common. The discussion went for 3 hours - we cut a lot but it's still a 2 part. Enjoy

 

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Leah Sanda (briefly)

Wayne Simon

Kevin Moncrieff

Feb 15, 2017

Cast 

Barron Gira

Anthony Mikos

Rob Curtis

Feb 2, 2017

Jen finishes her discussion of what it is like to be a souigneur and what she sees herself doing in the future. 

 

Cast:

Jen Agan

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Jan 17, 2017

Cast:

Anthony Mikos

Robert Curtis

Jen Agan

Jan 12, 2017

Laura Van Gilder calls in to discuss a bit of a snub that came from a VeloNews video regarding her win in the women's 50+ cyclocross national championships. They in essence called her a sadbagger. What's a 52 year old supposed to do when they aren't contending the top race anymore? Isn't that what a masters race is for? Is masters supposed to just be for those amateurs that couldn't make it in elites?

 

Cast:

Robert Curtis

Anthony Mikos

Leah Sanda

Laura Van Gilder

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